Mosley basketball's looking to build in the summer

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LYNN HAVEN, Fla (WJHG/WECP) - Any coach of any sport will tell you putting in the work during the summer is the only way to stay competitive.

Case in point, Mosley's new head basketball coach Michael Memmen.

His 'fins are spending plenty of time in the gym so far this month, first and foremost to get better acquainted with each other.

Memmen says he's pleased with the turnout so far, more than 30 players showing up regularly for both varsity and junior varsity workouts.

"Right now we want to just focus on us getting better as a team," Memmen said. "Implementing the system, understanding what our roles are going to be, and then get a chance to play some games and compete. See how good we have a chance to be, things we need to work on, things we need to improve and things that we're good at. You take that and then you build on those going into the season. So when the season starts, you kind of have an idea of where you left off."

Also on the agenda this summer, traveling together to some out of town camps.

Mosley plays in Cottondale Thursday, and is heading to Tallahassee for FSU's team camp Friday and Saturday.

"The FSU camp's a good way to play against high level competition," Memmen said. "You'll get teams from all over Georgia, Alabama, South Florida, they'll all come up. So you get a chance to play against teams that you normally don't get to play against. The other thing is it gives a chance for the team to bond. We're going to stay the night. We'll have three/four guys in a room at the hotel. They enjoy that. They get to bond a little bit, get to know each other, find out things about each other they didn't really know. And it's a good experience just for the whole program."